Opinion

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Opinion – Never Forget the Lessons of Oklahoma City: Election Misinformation and The Danger of Far-Right Wing Extremism

January 20, 2021

“They aren’t like McVeigh. In their minds, by storming the Capitol to block the certification of the election results, they weren’t overthrowing democracy. They were saving it.”

It’s been a year most of us would like to forget. Should we?

December 28, 2020

It’s easy to look back on this dumpster fire of a year and say “good riddance!” as we close out this painful chapter in our lives. But should we?

Infamy’s promise: A story about FDR’s speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2020

Lost in the calm explosiveness of Monday, December 8, 1941 is a promise that has been kept true over the 79 years since a calmly defiant President Franklin Roosevelt stood before a joint session of congress and succinctly requested a war declaration against Japan.

Letter to the Editor: “Thank you to the DAV for keeping an American tradition alive in my home.”

December 2, 2020

It is with a heart of gratitude that I write this letter. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, graditude! So I say “Thank You” to all those involved! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Opinion: The hate must stop.

November 16, 2020

President Abraham Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those profound words so eloquently spoken over 150 years ago ring true today.

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Is herd immunity really the answer?

November 12, 2020

No pandemic has ever been contained by purposely allowing the disease to spread unabated in the hope that people will develop immunity.

Opinion: Cancel Netflix. They earned it.

September 17, 2020

In August, Netflix released their poster for the movie, “Cuties.” When it was met with revulsion and disgust, they apologized and assured everyone it did not faithfully represent their upcoming French Film. They lied.

The family behind the badge: families of law enforcement speak out

June 30, 2020

Families of law enforcement speak out about the current climate of being a law enforcement officer, and what they want the public to know.

What is Community?

May 27, 2020

Here in the United States, this pandemic has illustrated the breakdown of “community.” This is a war against a deadly microbe that has no political allegiance and knows no borders.

Buying American means better quality and more jobs, but that’s not all

May 27, 2020

Buying local has a number of good benefits outside of keeping jobs here; it can also help with human rights and lowering pollution.